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March TBR.

Now this a pretty ambitious TBR pile especially as there are some pretty big books. I have a lot of netgalley ARC’s that I need to read (can someone take away the request button please).

I have had two solid reading months and I want to keep going and stay ahead of the game.

Currently reading:

Hopefully I will have finished Gut by tomorrow and the chemist is massive!

Want to read in March:


Have you read any of these books? What is on your March TBR?

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January TBR

It’s the start of the year where I am really pumped to get reading and lots of it. I have so many e-arcs to read this month. I have a few thrillers on the list and I tend to read these pretty quickly.

I am currently reading this mystery/thriller and so far I am enjoying it. Only 40% of the way through 

Another mystery/thriller which I am looking forward to and this comes out on the 24th january. 

I knew I had to read this when I saw Sara Barnard had a new book and the premise sounds really interesting. This is out on 12th January.

This is the book I am most excited for this month. I have had an e-arc for ages but wanted to read it around the release date which is 31st January.

This is my #beatthebacklist pick. I have a copy of this for a long time. It only has 46 ratings on Goodreads but I liked the sound of it.

Synopsis 

It’s hard enough being gay in high school, but Fay must also deal with hiding his magical ability—powers he barely understands and cannot possibly reveal. His best friend Sam is his only confidante, and even with her help, Fay’s life is barely tolerable.

Everything changes when Janus University, a college for individuals with magical capabilities, discovers the pair. When the university sends a student to test them, Fay and Sam, along with their classmate Tyler, are catapulted headfirst into a world of unimaginable danger and magic. Fay and Tyler begin to see each other as more than friends while they prepare for the Trials, the university’s deadly acceptance process. For the first time, the three friends experience firsthand how wonderful and terrible a world with magic can be, especially when the source of Fay’s power turns out to be far deadlier than anyone imagined.


That is my TBR for the month of January. Last year I think I managed to read 10 books in Jan so I am hoping this is achievable and maybe get some more read.

Thanks for reading

Louise x

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December TBR

It’s December and it’s time to get christmassy and in the festive mood. Also December is the month that you need to get all the books read you planned on reading before 2017. I have quite an ambitious TBR  this month but I have a lot of time off work over Xmas so hopefully I can snuggle up and do some reading 📖

Currently reading:

I’m not that far into this book at the moment but  I am enjoying it so far. I have seen mixed reviews but I am trying  to avoid reviews  so I can form my own opinion.

So everyone knows that I have been reading this for the past 11 months and I am determined to finish it by the end of the year. I am currently 900 and something pages in…wish me luck!

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This was on my TBR for November but never got round to it so this needs to be read.

I am looking forward to this queen of hearts retelling and will be my first Marissa Meyer novel.

To get into the Christmas spirit I am going to be reading this book of short stories from a selection of UK young adult authors. I have been saving this specifically for December. 

I am looking forward to this, I managed to read an excerpt of this book and enjoyed what I read and then I got invited by the publishers to read it. so this is happening this month.

I am not sure if I will be participating in  Harry Xmas but I really wanted to read this illustrated edition as Jim Kays artwork is stunning.

There is my December TBR, I had a list as long as my arm but these were the ones that I whittled down and managed to make the list. what are you reading in December?

Thanks for reading

Louise x

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November TBR

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So I have a few books that I want to get to this month, I don’t know how many I am going to get through but hopefully most of them as I have recently been reading more.

Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)

Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it’s too late. But how can Nathan find his father when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves.

I have had this one on my TBR for sometime now and thought it was about time I got round to it.

The Unseeing

Set in London in 1837, Anna Mazzola’s THE UNSEEING is the story of Sarah Gale, a seamstress and mother, sentenced to hang for her role in the murder of Hannah Brown on the eve of her wedding. Perfect for any reader of Sarah Waters or Antonia Hodgson.

‘A twisting tale of family secrets and unacknowledged desires. Intricately plotted and extremely convincing in its evocation of the everyday realities of 1830s London, this is a fine first novel’ – The Sunday Times

After Sarah petitions for mercy, Edmund Fleetwood is appointed to investigate and consider whether justice has been done. Idealistic, but struggling with his own demons, Edmund is determined to seek out the truth. Yet Sarah refuses to help him, neither lying nor adding anything to the evidence gathered in court. Edmund knows she’s hiding something, but needs to discover just why she’s maintaining her silence. For how can it be that someone would willingly go to their own death?

I received this from Tinder Press and  love historical fiction so this is right up my street.

Blood For Blood (Wolf By Wolf, #2)

I am not going to put a synopsis up for this in case it spoils anyone if they haven’t read wolf by wolf. I am super excited for this.

Iron to Iron (Wolf By Wolf, #1.5)

I also have the novella to read which is from Luka’s perspective. It’s 104 pages so hopefully I can whizz through this.

No Virgin

My name is Stacey Woods and I was raped.

Stacey is the victim of a terrible sexual attack. She does not feel able to go to the police, or talk about it to anybody other than her best friend, Patrice. Patrice, outraged, when she cannot persuade her to go to the police, encourages Stacey to write everything down. This is Stacey’s story.

This is from Netgalley and really short only 192 pages, I think this is going to be difficult to read.

5 books for the month seems plausible especially as some of them are shorter.

What is on your TBR for November?  Are we reading the same books?

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September TBR

I am not going to go crazy and make a huge TBR list this month as we all know I never manage to complete it. Plus I don’t want to disappoint myself.

Currently reading

The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor, #1)

Currently 30% of the way through this and enjoying what I read so far.

A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls (A Tyranny of Petticoats, #1)

I have finally managed to pick this back up again, I am 69% of the way through and Marissa Meyer is the best story so far.

What I plan to read in September.

And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1)

I won this in a Goodreads giveaway and have wanted to read it for sometime now.

No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

The Unseeing

I am in the mood for some historical fiction and  I received a copy of this from Tinder Press.

Set in London in 1837, Anna Mazzola’s THE UNSEEING is the story of Sarah Gale, a seamstress and mother, sentenced to hang for her role in the murder of Hannah Brown on the eve of her wedding. Perfect for any reader of Sarah Waters or Antonia Hodgson.

‘A twisting tale of family secrets and unacknowledged desires. Intricately plotted and extremely convincing in its evocation of the everyday realities of 1830s London, this is a fine first novel’ – The Sunday Times

After Sarah petitions for mercy, Edmund Fleetwood is appointed to investigate and consider whether justice has been done. Idealistic, but struggling with his own demons, Edmund is determined to seek out the truth. Yet Sarah refuses to help him, neither lying nor adding anything to the evidence gathered in court. Edmund knows she’s hiding something, but needs to discover just why she’s maintaining her silence. For how can it be that someone would willingly go to their own death?

The Sun Is Also a Star

I really enjoyed her first book, so need to read this ASAP.

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

Anything else I read will be a bonus.What are you reading this month?

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ARC August

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I have been thinking of doing this myself recently as I have a problem…. My name is Louise and I am a Netgalley addict! Yep that’s right I have no control and now inundated with books(I am not complaining). ARC August is hosted by Read sleep repeat click on the link to be directed to the page for more information.

I am going to try to read between 8-10 books this month – it’s quite ambitious but do-able. This challenge starts from the 1st August to 31st and the plan is just to read ARCS.

As normal click on the covers to be taken to the Goodreads page.

I have one physical book which I got from Bookbridgr which is:

After Alice

Netgalley ARCS:

The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor, #1)A Boy Made of BlocksBaby Doll

The Bone SparrowThe Square Root of SummerRighteous

The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia MossThe Light that Gets LostBoy 23

 

So there we are as you see some of them are pretty old! Let me know if you have read any of these or are participating in ARC august.

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July TBR

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Ok so my July is pretty much the same as my June with a few extra ones that need to be read and reviewed this month.

Arcs:

  1. The V Girl – Mya Roberts
  2. The dead house  – Dawn Kurtagich
  3. We Awaken by Calista Lynne

The V Girl

The Dead House

We Awaken

Normal books owned/library:

  • A tyranny of petticoats – Edited by Jessica Spotswood
  • Whisper to me –  Nick Lake
  • Half Bad – Sally Green
  • The Guts – Roddy Doyle

A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls (A Tyranny of Petticoats, #1)Whisper to Me

Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)

The Guts

This is what I hope to read this month, however I have the Make me read it readathon and I will reading  the book you voted for. Also I won an ARC over at Maximum pop books,so this may be slotted in too.

What are you planning to read in July? Have you read any of these?

Thanks for dropping by

Louise x